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CONDUCTED BY FREEMAN HUNT,

EWTOK Of THK LIBRARY OP COMMERCE, ETC.; CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN
AND LONDON STATISTICAL SOCIETIES J MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL
SOCIETY; HONORARY MEMBER OF THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIA-
TIONS OF NEW YORK, BOSTON, BALTIMORE, AND LOOISVILLE, ETC.

VOLUME NINETEEN.

FROM JULY TO DECEMBER, 1848.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED AT 142 FULTON-STREET.

1848.

CONTRIBUTORS

NINETEENTH VOLUME OF THE MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE.

A. D. Bache, Superintendent of U. S. Coast Survey.

David M. Balfour, Merchant, of Massachusetts.

G. F. Secchi De Casali, Esq., late of Italy, now of New York.

Francis B. Clark, Esq., Merchant, of Georgia.

Hon. H. A. S. Dearborn, Mayor of Roxbury, Mass.

J. F. Entz, Esq., Accountant, of New York.

R. B. Forbes, Esq., Merchant, of Massachusetts.

James William Gilbart, F. R. S., of London, England.

Charles H. Glover, Esq., of the New York Bar.

David R. Jacques, Esq., of the New York Bar.

Joseph Johnson, M. D., of South Carolina.

Thomas Prentice Kettell, Esq., of New York.

James H. Lanman, Author of the History of Michigan.

James A. Lawson, Esq., of Dublin, Ireland.

C F. M'cay, Esq., Professor in the University of Georgia.

E. Meriam, Esq., of New York.

Alanson Nash, Esq., of the New York Bar.

Hon. Benjamin F. Porter, of Georgia.

George W. Savage, President of the Eagle Life and Health Insurance Company.

J. W. Scott, Esq., of the Ohio Bar.

Henry Grattan Smith, Esq., of the Memphis (Tenn.) Bar.

Hon. George Tucker, Author of "The Progress of the United States in Wealth and Population."

George A. Ward, A. M., Merchant, of New York.

A. Whitney, Esq., of New York.

Hon. J. R. Williams, of Michigan.

Freeman Hunt, the Editor and Proprietor.

,|3- To find the exports, imports, trade, &c., of different places in the Index, see the name of the country, State, city, or ports; and for particulars relating to the commerce, etc., &c, of the United Kingdom, see "Great Britain," " England," " British," «' English," Ate

JET The names of the contributors are appended to the titles of the several articles, in the table of contents on the first page of each number, except such as have been prepared or adopted by the Editor.

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INDEX TO VOL. XII.,

FROM JULY TO DECEMBER, INCLUSIVE, 1848.

AcQtumrsnEis, mercantile 345

Act of United State* to provide Tor ventilation

of passenger vessels....

"** extending privileges to

American vess'ls eng'd

in certain trade 102

Aet in relation to navigation of East River by

steamboats 213

"of V 8. concerning Spanish fctesm vessels... 918

** regulating Yacht navigation 331

** to prevent imp. of adulterated medicines, etc. 336 ** eoaearaing Mutual Inrarance Compaoiei... 330

"to regulate the weight of salt 330

"to provide for incorporation, etc., of telegraph

com pan ie* 413

Action to recover excess of duties 533

Admiralty, ease in 80

Agriculture, exp'ts from U. 8. of prod'ts of, 1847 88

u influence of, on commerce 468

of the United 8tates 477

41 - products of, in 1847 478, 404

Agricultural productions of U. S. in 1847 121

Algesiras, regulations of the port of. Sl3

Amber trade, influence of the 346

America, N. and 8., geographical division of... 625

production* uf. 625

l Continental money 445

Factory Girls. 453

manufactory, first

bonnets in England 456

ocean steam navigation 567

, France, description of. 617

""commerce of. 617

M "manufactures, etc, of 617

Amsterdam, rate of bills on 180

"price of bills on 302

Anrissst commerce 131

*' history and principles of..... 243

""hmtoryof 467

Ancram or Copake iron works 450

Antigua, tariff of. 647

Arrivals, forced and in distress 61

Associations, savings fundi among charitable... 173

Assumpsit, action of (law Cmc) 298

Athens, laws end cousin at 240

Atlantic and interior cities 385

Attachmeot. law of, in Tennessee 387

Austria, mineral produce of. 110

Averages, marine, Spanish law of. 50

BaLTUfOfti banks, dividends of. 100

eaporti of domestic produce 106

Bamford's improved stocking frame 664

Bank of France, condition of. 219, 104

"England, rates of interest 318

""conditionof 406

"discounts of. 407

"notes invented by the Chinese 310

"charters of Pennsylvania 309

"dividends, etc., in New York 542

Banks of Rhode Island in 1845,1846,1848 107

"Vermont in 1847 100

** the State of N. Y., cond'n of, in 1847-8 108

"Baltimore, dividends of, in 1847-8 108

"New York, laws relating to 290

*' Charleston, condition of. 224

"Ohio, condition of. 224

"Maine, condition of.. •• 316

"condition of South-western 410

"condition of, Western in 1847-8 409

"condition of New York 536

circulatiop of New York, from 1837-48 194

"* New York State, list of the 310

"and banking in Ireland 313

"and finance of Ohio 441

Bankruptcy In Massachusetts 232

Barley, product of, in United States 482

Belgian commercial regulations 331

Belfast, condition of bank of. 315

Bills of exchange, law of. 403

Biography, mercantile 396

Black River (Mich.) imp'ta and exp'ts of, in 1847 27

Blacking, origin of Day 4c Martin's. 663

Blackstooe coal mines 452

Boat, invention of life 554,647

Book trade 122, 235, 347, 457, 571, 679

Book publishing bouse, a model 456

Bones, commercial value of. 570

Bonnets, American, in England 456

Boston, annual rep't of Merc. Library Ass'ion of 118

"dividends of banks of. 106

"exp'ts of p'ekage goods from Liverpool to 204 "and Maine R. R., rec'pt* and expenses of 566 "action brought to recover money paid to 298

"Mercantile Library Association 673

"value of property of. 638

"customs revenue of. 303

"bank dividends, etc 541

Boot and shoe manufactory 563

"crimps, improvement in. 453

Boots, revolving heels to...., 453

Brazil, regulations at Rio Grande du Sul 212

finances of. 309

principal imports into 321

exports of, from 1843 to 1845 321

statistical view of commerce of. 309

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